bootpc - bootp client
bootpc [--bootfile file] [--dev device] [--verbose] [--debug] [--server
addr] [--hwaddr addr] [--returniffail] [--waitformore length]
[--in2host addr] [--serverbcast] [--help]
This manual page documents briefly the bootpc command. This manual
page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution (but may be used
by others), because the original program does not have a manual page.
bootpc is a boot protocol client used to grab the machine’s IP address,
set up DNS nameservers and other useful information.
Tell the server to use file as the boot file.
Use device to communicate with the server.
Produce debugging output.
Use the IP address addr to communicate with the server.
Use addr as our hardware address rather than what the operating
system gives us.
Terminate the program if a failure occurs. By default bootpc
will ask the user to press a key if the request did not succeed.
Wait for more responses when one is received. bootpc will wait
for at most length seconds. This is probably only useful for
Takes an address and returns useful bits of the name after
lookup, this was a separate program, but it is more compact to
have both together.
Tell the server to send back a broadcast reply. This is
necessary on Linux 2.1 and 2.2.
--help Display the usage of bootpc.
This manual page was written by Herbert Xu <email@example.com>, for
the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).